The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - THE PLANNER -


NSW is lucky to host the world cham­pi­onships of polo. Check out all the ac­tion when the best of our play­ers com­pete against Ar­gentina, Chile, Eng­land and oth­ers at the top flight tour­na­ment. Off field there are plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing joust­ing, show jump­ing, vault­ing, dres­sage and rodeo. Un­der 15s get in free and can en­joy pony rides, jump­ing cas­tles, games and a pet­ting zoo. There’s also food on site, in­clud­ing sweet treats from Adri­ano Zumbo. XI FIP World Polo Cham­pi­onship, Syd­ney Polo Club, 100 Ridges Lane, Richmond; Oc­to­ber 21-29, adult gen­eral ad­mis­sion from $50, wpc­syd­ney.com


How’s this for a fes­ti­val for lit­tle ones: a whole day to build cubby houses, run through gar­dens, try rock paint­ing, and learn about the art of map­ping. The free event cov­ers ideas of city plan­ning and the im­por­tant role chil­dren play in this. Kidscape in The Rocks, First Fleet Park; to­mor­row, 10am-4pm, free, the­rocks.com


The Hindu Coun­cil of Aus­tralia hosts this

fes­ti­valfesti of light, celebrating peace, har­mony and the tri­umph­tri of good over dark­ness. Tonight sees the parkp trans­form into a mar­ket­place of In­dian food, hen­nah tat­too­ing, and clas­si­cal and folk dance per­for­mances. To­mor­row brings a Bol­ly­wood dance com­pe­ti­tion, a Band Baaja Bride cel­e­bra­tion, and a fire­works fin­ish. Deep­avali Fes­ti­val, Par­ra­matta Park; to­day 3pm-10pm, to­mor­row 11am-10pm, adult $6, kidsk un­der 10 free, deep­avali.com.au

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